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Old 10-19-2012, 09:43 AM   #31
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Well should we put together something to send to them like a list of people interested in purchasing parts if they brought them to market? Brandon Ford here in Tampa, FL makes there own "custom" version of the base focus to sell becuase there isnt a Roush or Saleen style Focus on the market. They have sold 6 of them so far, there IS a market that is being missed by Roush.
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Old 10-19-2012, 06:50 PM   #32
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^ That's what we tried to stress to them at the meeting, but they haven't moved forward from the sounds of it. They have proprietary access to Ford's tuning, they can do more than SCT can. (Their tunes can change something like 10 times more data points.)

I stressed to them if they could be first to market with a tune for 91/93, and offer an intake and exhaust too, they'd be doing well. I just am not sure they are going to do it.

I pitched them this:

Stage 1 Performance: Intake/Tune
Stage 1+: Adds exhaust
Stage 2: Adds header, and re tune.
(If people are seing 175whp without a tune, if they could get 180-185whp with stage 2, I think it would sell.)

Stage 1 Suspension: Lower springs and better shocks.
Stage 2: Bigger sways

Then offer the body kit, both as a full kit, and as individual pieces.

I told them I think these parts would sell, especially since ppl could get the stuff installed at Roush Certified Ford dealers.
This is an awesome idea if they would follow through, especially since SCT is (intentionally?) dragging their feet so bad with the NA version.

SCT got hit up pretty bad on their fb page for not following through fast enough with the NA. They claim that there are 30 different codes and that they have only done one. After the vehicle having been out for over a year-and-a-half...

I understand the political side, but someone somewhere needs to just do something.

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Old 10-19-2012, 08:40 PM   #33
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I saw a new Roush Mustang today at a dealership. Nice machine.
I'd love to see a Roush Focus.
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Old 10-24-2012, 04:30 PM   #34
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This is an awesome idea if they would follow through, especially since SCT is (intentionally?) dragging their feet so bad with the NA version.

SCT got hit up pretty bad on their fb page for not following through fast enough with the NA. They claim that there are 30 different codes and that they have only done one. After the vehicle having been out for over a year-and-a-half...

I understand the political side, but someone somewhere needs to just do something.

Sent from my stupid phone.
I think if NA Mk III owners keep up with blowing up their facebook wall and answering machine, the optics of it will force them to get on it. I'm pissed off enough about the lack of a tune that I actually looked at trading my car for something else with more in the way of an aftermarket, let's put at that way. I know at the very least when this car is done for me, I'll be switching makes.
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Old 10-24-2012, 04:36 PM   #35
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Someone should post on their Fb page and link it back to here so these companies can see how big of a demand there is. This site has a huge Mk3 following.
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Ya, after I received that email today, I went and looked at upgrading to a black ST at Brandon Ford. I think I'm gonna go get it Friday.
What options does it have? Don't let them take you to the cleaners= you don't need a do you.
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Old 10-24-2012, 06:41 PM   #37
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I think if NA Mk III owners keep up with blowing up their facebook wall and answering machine, the optics of it will force them to get on it. I'm pissed off enough about the lack of a tune that I actually looked at trading my car for something else with more in the way of an aftermarket, let's put at that way. I know at the very least when this car is done for me, I'll be switching makes.
Because there is no ECU tune for the car your going to leave.

BTW SCT pulled what 30hp out of the ST and it was all increased boost. Like COBB Tuning was saying there are more factors at work in this model.
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Old 10-24-2012, 06:57 PM   #38
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Because there is no ECU tune for the car your going to leave.

BTW SCT pulled what 30hp out of the ST and it was all increased boost. Like COBB Tuning was saying there are more factors at work in this model.
But the car has been out for nearly two years. I don't see a legitimate reason for them having nothing available, short of them not planning to support it at all. Even if they weren't allowed to release tunes then they could have had it ready to go for after the release of the ST.
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Because there is no ECU tune for the car your going to leave.
Pretty much. Might not be a big enough reason for you. But that's what makes you, you, and I, me, as they say. Were it not for the fact that I'd take a massive bath trading in right this moment, I would. I made a not-so-great choice, and lo, I'm paying for it.

Edit: I think what we need is a stickied thread 'Do you want more aftermarket support? Contact these companies!", with the appropriate links. Not only will it prevent repeat 'is there ecu tuning' threads from people evidently unable to use the search function, but it'll be a nice way to keep attention focused on the issue of a lack of support.
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I'm in the same boat Comet...I can't stand not being able to fully make my focus my own, if there isn't tuning support in the next 2-3 months I will definitely be switching to the ST or something with decent aftermarket support....i.e. Dart....we have a lot of plans for N/A at this point but we won't mock up anything else till we have tuning as there will be no point in the application if the tuning is not there
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